This is news cast 188, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.
In the intro, I will be speaking at the Maryland gathering for Software Freedom Day on September 19th. More details after Dragon*Con.
This week's security alerts are new research to predict online attacks and cracking real time ID generators.
In this week's news new research into nanoscale lasers using surface plasmons to break the previous scale limits with some more good technical detail in Ars' coverage, an excellent discussion of transformative works, URL shortening service Tr.im cheats death by opening its source and its data, and an operating system programmed in assembly.
Following up this week i4i confirms OpenOffice doesn't violate its patent and Nina Paley shares the source files to her wonderful open content work "Sita Sings the Blues".